If the Moscow rain and snow is getting you down, drop by the Italian Christmas Bazaar this Sunday, hosted by the Italian Women’s Association in partnership with the Italian Embassy, for a touch of the Mediterranean in Moscow.
The bazaar’s intention is to get everyone in the Christmas spirit, with a lineup of all-Italian vendors displaying wine, panettone and fashionable fare, a raffle, with the chance to win a weeklong trip to Venice, and the promise of guilt-free seasonal shopping — the event’s proceeds go to Russian charities.
Based on past years’ attendances, organizers are expecting a crowd of about 1,000 people. The peak crowd time will likely be around 1:30 p.m. when the Venice vacation raffle draw is set to take place.
Event organizer, Sabina Zanardi Landi, who is also the wife of the Italian ambassador, summed up the bazaar as “lots of people working together in a great atmosphere for a good cause.”